Bank Line Nostalgia

A fellow Bank Line officer from the 1950’s, Charlie Stitt started the website Bank Line Nostalgia some years ago, using the Webs platform. It is the place to go if you are seeking shipmates or would like to browse a huge number of photos of ships or personnel. You need to register, and to have had a connection with the company, but well worth a look!

William David Campbell

Joined ernebank in penang as 6th eng the 3 rd was garry Russell from Australia the air conditioning motor was shot and the bilge pump was on the tunnel well 24 hours a day as the stern gland was leaking as it had been in drydock in Taiwan and had been packed with soft packing instead of alternate hard and soft they sent divers to pack round the propeller and allow us to repack the gland hoaked out the old packing and repacked with new was ready for a few frosties when we finished would have melted you we were discharging sugar at the buoys in penang and then to bunderberg to reload the engine was goosed could only manage 12 knots paid off in Singapore as the ship was sold

Click on the following link. – https://banklinenostalgia.webs.com

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  1. W. D. Campbell 6eng joined the corabank in Cardiff on the 22nd August 1979 along with the 4th eng Erwin barrat from Belfast and sailed to Hamburg then to Antwerp then to hull and final loading port Rotterdam next stop was the Panama canal and then to papeete in Tahiti next stop was Suva in Fiji then on to lautoka and then to neumea in New Caledonia then to Port Morsby in New Guinea the weather was fantastic couldn’t get over how small the town was we then did Oro Bay Lea and finally Rabaul before sailing to Honiara in The Solomon islands and then Yandina then Kieta in New Guinea in between discharge we loaded cupra and palm oil the palm oil was in heated tanks that the Mate looked after very carefully as the temperature was critical and then on to Rabaul Kimbe and and finally Lae and sailed to Singapore arriving on Christmas Eve then we were on the homeward run arriving Suez 7th January arriving back Cardiff on 18th January it was a good trip good bunch blokes

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  2. Joined ernebank in penang as 6th eng the 3 rd was garry Russell from Australia the air conditioning motor was shot and the bilge pump was on the tunnel well 24 hours a day as the stern gland was leaking as it had been in drydock in Taiwan and had been packed with soft packing instead of alternate hard and soft they sent divers to pack round the propeller and allow us to repack the gland hoaked out the old packing and repacked with new was ready for a few frosties when we finished would have melted you we were discharging sugar at the buoys in penang and then to bunderberg to reload the engine was goosed could only manage 12 knots paid off in Singapore as the ship was sold

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  3. Joined irisbank in capetown in March 1978 6th eng sailed to Bandar Abbas in Iran with full cargo of bagged cement she was built in harland and Wolff in 1964 grand old ship

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